Wyman’s Publications

Published Books

[Editor] The Collected Writings of James Leo Garrett, Jr., 1950-2015 (8 volumes forthcoming from Resource Publications, 2018-2025.  Learn more about this series.)

On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Reclaiming Regenerate Church Membership (Founders Press, 2010). [order the book here]

Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline [book version] (Wipf & Stock, 2007) [order the book here]

Would you like to hear audio of Walking Together? Here are .mp3 audio readings of each chapter:  Introduction / Ch 1 / Ch 2 / Ch 3 / Ch 4 / Ch 5 / Ch 6 / Ch 7 / Ch 8 / Ch 9 / Ch 10 / Ch 11 / Ch 12 / Ch 13 / Ch 14 / Conclusion

Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline [order the leader’s guide here]

Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline [order the student workbook here]

 Published Articles

“Seeing or Recognizing?” (Commentary/Bible Studies for Life) Arkansas Baptist News (March 21, 2013) [click here to read]

“Indifference or Compassionate Action?” and “Being Served or Serving?” (Commentary/Bible Studies for Life) Arkansas Baptist News (March 7, 2013) [click here to read]

“Tradition or God’s Word?” and “Halfhearted Interest or Total Commitment?” (Commentary/Bible Studies for Life) Arkansas Baptist News (February 21, 2013) [click here to read]

 “Top Ten Lies Parents Tell Themselves.” Arkansas Christian Parent (Fall/Winter 2012) [click here to read]

“The Question of Close(d) Communion.” Arkansas Baptist News (June 14, 2012) [click here to read]

“Timothy George and Reading Scripture with the Reformers: An Interview” Founders Journal (Winter 2012) [click here to read]

“A Call to Reclaim Regenerate Church Membership.”Arkansas Baptist News (January 2012) [click here to read]

“Baptist Theology With James Leo Garrett, Jr.: An Interview and Review.” The Founders Journal (Fall 2009) [click here to read]

“More Than Worth It: Costs and Benefits of Church Discipline.” 9Marks eJournal (September/October 2009) [click here to read]

“The Rule of Christ and Congregational Polity: A Unique Challenge and Opportunity.” Southwestern Journal of Theology (Fall 2004) [click here to read]

Endorsements for Wyman’s Published Works

Endorsements for

On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Reclaiming Regenerate Church Membership

“A superb treatment concerning the important issue of regenerate church membership. The book is biblically grounded, theologically sound and practically helpful. And it is well written and a joy to read. Wyman Richardson has once more rendered a valuable service to the body of Christ. I pray this book receives a wide and careful reading.”

 

Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

 

“Wyman Richardson, a gifted writer, is sounding an alarm regarding unregenerate church membership that is worthy of our attention. He addresses a real crisis in the modern church that is hindering our obedience to Christ, our effectiveness and our fervor. His practical guidance about church discipline is sure to be helpful to pastors and laity alike who are serious about a regenerate church membership.”

 

Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director 

Georgia Baptist Convention, Author of Healthy Kingdom Churches

 

“Too many Baptist churches today have lost track of the importance of a loving and accountable practice of regenerate church membership. But Wyman Richardson points to both Baptist history and the Bible in order to provide a clear and compelling case for it. If you remain unconvinced that membership is biblical, or if you’re looking for guidance on restoring healthy membership practices to your church, Richardson’s book is a solid guide.”

Jonathan Leeman, Director of Communications for IX Marks Ministries

Author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love

Endorsements for

Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline

“Wyman Richardson has called us to examine the Bible-based standard of congregational ethics.  Why?  Because we live in a very permissive day, and what often gets deemed as God’s requirement winds up as little more than a mild hint that asks no real requirements of our members.  It is as if we say, “Sin if you must, we’ll try our best to look the other way.”  Richardson believes that the New Testament contains a call to congregational holiness.  It is to this ancient, higher calling that his book is committed.  If its words seem over stern to you, read it yet again.  Read it until you come to believe in this great, evident truth: God does care how his children behave, for their behavior lies at the heart of His hope of bringing the world unto himself.”

– Calvin Miller, Professor of Divinity at The Beeson Divinity School
and author of Preaching and Oh Shepherd Where Art Thou?

 

“Wyman Richardson has written a concise, thorough and altogether biblical guidebook for congregations who want to take seriously the Scriptural pattern for local church discipline.  This is not a book of theory, but a practical manual tested on the anvil of pastoral and congregational experience.  I commend this important study to God’s people everywhere.”

Timothy George, Dean of the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University
and an Executive Editor of Christianity Today

 

Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline is a superb analysis of a missing jewel in the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The book is a beautiful blend of the biblical, theological, historical and practical.  It is excellently written, and any minister or church will be well served by this work in recapturing this vital and missing element in the life of the church.”

Daniel L. Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

“No church will return to New Testament standards without a recovery of biblical church discipline.  Churches seeking to be faithful to the Word of God in this matter will find practical guidance in this book by Wyman Richardson.”

Donald S. Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality
and Director of Applied Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

“Wyman Richardson . . . has produced a useful guide for church members to study if and when a congregation begins to consider inaugurating corrective discipline . . . Timely, attractive, and balanced, Richardson’s book should prove to be a great blessing to those congregations that seriously make use of it.” [from the Foreword]

James Leo Garrett, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Theology, Emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Biblical; thought provoking; excellent study; I’ve often wondered what would we do if…but now I know” are the words I heard while my congregation committed to this study.  We have offered various studies covering various topics by renown writer-theologians, and none of them have conjured up as much chatter within my congregation as Richardson’s Walking Together.  It is truly a step-by-step approach to the disciplines of the church and how to love our brothers and sisters in Christ as we walk together.  It is straightforward, practical, and does not leave the congregation stranded in not knowing which direction to go as they walk together!”

Kevin Griggs, Hickory Road Baptist Church, Holly Springs, GA